Omni Center hosts ‘Dig In!’ food and farming film festival

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about growing your own organic food, and if you’re free on Saturday, plan on spending a day at the Omni Center.

Charity Lewis (Chicken Moon Farm), Cheri LaRue (Green Fork Farm), and Leigh Wilkerson (A Larrapin Garden Blog) will host Dig In!, Fayetteville’s first ever food, farming and film festival on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the The Omni Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology (3274 N. Lee St., Fayetteville).

Six films highlighting aspects of the local and organic foods movement will be shown, and there will be time for discussion and questions between films. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, and the center will also be providing information on several local foods and farms at the event.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per film, or $20 for the entire day. More information about the festival is available at

Event Schedule

10 a.m. Homegrown Revolution (16 min)
10:30 a.m. Fresh (72 min)
12:00 p.m. The Economics of Happiness (60 min)
1:00 p.m. Brown-bag lunch discussion. Bring your lunch (local and/or organic encouraged!) and join in a
discussion of the films and how we can help to develop local food systems.
2:00 p.m. Dirt (86 minutes)
4:00 p.m. What’s Organic About Organic? (59 minutes)
5:30 p.m. Ingredients (66 minutes)
7:00 p.m. Homegrown Revolution (repeats, see above, 16 min)
7:30 p.m. The Economics of Happiness (repeats, see above, 60 min)
9:00 p.m. What’s Organic About Organic? (repeats, see above, 59 minutes)